Dora Dean Hooper

5 December 1872–27 July 1967 (Age 94)
Tuckasegee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dora Dean

When Dora Dean Hooper was born on 5 December 1872, in Tuckasegee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Rev. William Burke Hooper, was 50 and her mother, Susannah Emmaline Slatton, was 40. She married Virgil Fernando Brown on 18 March 1888, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Webster, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 27 July 1967, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Fernando Brown
Dora Dean Hooper
Marriage: 18 March 1888
Gertrude Brown
Ina Brown
Bonnie Bethel Brown
Nan Kathleen Brown
Helen Brown
Fred Brown
Ida B Brown

Spouse and Children

18 March 1888
Jackson, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 5

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 25

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Nora Brown in household of Bonnie Penland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dara Brown in household of Virgil F Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora Brown in household of Virgel F Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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